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"Body Heat II" auditions: Readers' Choice
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yesterday I asked who should replace Kathleen Turner and William Hurt in a remake of that great, steamy movie, "Body Heat." Readers made some glaring omissions. I was not included in the list, nor was my brother, my mother or my best friend Kevin.

So who would be best? Basically, my screen test would be this: The actors have to make this following scene work ... it is the hottest scene in the movie. (Sorry it's dubbed in Spanish, but believe you me, it's the actions that count here.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcD2Qqtxzow ... UPDATE: Just had a reader say he's having trouble with the link. Here's another: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx9CjT8DS9A&feature=related

Now, let's consider your choices:

Charlize Theron and George Clooney: Yeah, Charlize would be a good choice. I remember a very hot scene with her in "Two Days in the Valley." I know I would throw a chair through a window to reach her. Clooney? I guess so, but not really. He seems a little too nice of a guy to play someone as greasy and loose as William Hurt's character. Clooney's too James Bond-y in appearance, too put together, too disciplined. I can't see Clooney smoking those cigarettes, either. Basically, he's just too polished.

Jimmy Kimmel and Hilary Clinton: Okay, but I think we'd have to switch the roles. it's Hilary who throws the chair through the window and Jimmy's inside saying, "I know I'm cute, and I can see why you did that, but who's going to clean up this mess?"

Jennifer Lopez and Brad Pitt: Pitt might be good if he were five or so years older-looking. He's certainly got that bad-boy look to him, and judging from "Fight Club" I know he's very comfortable in Destruction Mode. And Lopez? She's got the body type and the voice, but I'm worried that I won't be able to believe her in the role. She's too much of an off-screen celebrity these days, with bad temper, leaving a trail of demoralized humans in her wake. In fact, I can imagine her throwing the chair through the glass, then screaming at the director about the dangerous working conditions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you made the right choice. pussy is degrading.

August 15, 2008 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Did you mean to post this on the Aug. 18 "Truck Lust" entry?

August 15, 2008 at 1:15 PM  

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